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Definition of Contain

Contain

  1. To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
  2. To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
  3. To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
  4. To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.

Contain Quotations

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Muhammad Ali

If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.
Jane Fonda

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
Pierre de Fermat

I suppose I've always done my share of crying, especially when there's no other way to contain my feelings. I know that men ain't supposed to cry, but I think that's wrong. Crying's always been a way for me to get things out which are buried deep, deep down. When I sing, I often cry. Crying is feeling, and feeling is being human. Oh yes, I cry.
Ray Charles

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman
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Contain Translations

contain in Afrikaans is bevat
contain in Danish is indeholde
contain in Dutch is bevatten, inhouden, behelzen
contain in French is contenez, contiens, contenons, contiennent
contain in German is enthalten, einbinden, enthalten
contain in Latin is contineo
contain in Portuguese is conter
contain in Spanish is contener
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